Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus graellsii

Waukegan Beach
Lake County, IL
10 December 2004

An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull was present on Waukegan Beach that illustrates the fleshy tones that are sometimes seen in the legs and feet in this species. This bird had fleshy-pink feet, and the lower tarsi were fleshy-colored. As you moved up the leg, however, more and more of the usual yellow tones were present.

Here is a close-up of the legs.


This page was last updated on 10 December 2004.
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